Shiver me timbers - is it International Talk Like a Pirate Day already? I almost forgot! I feel like such a landlubber...
Yarrr, I would have liked to have a more detailed review of this album fer ye, so I hope ye'll forgive me and not make me walk the plank. Give a listen to Pirates of Thrash (which I found out about from Free Metal Albums) by Turkish thrashers Electrocute and then make yer judgement.
(Okay, please give me a break for just one paragraph - my throat is getting sore even trying to type this stuff!)
"Fall in Hate" opens the album with a brief piano prelude before giving way to a classic thrash metal sound in the vein of Metallica and Megadeth's first albums. The vocals are a little on the rough side, but they fit the music quite well, and are varied enough to keep things interesting - I like how they descend into a death growl on the last line of the "Fall in Hate" chorus and rise to a falsetto in "Electric Defenders". There are some fun moments on the album, such as Hell's phone call to the President at the beginning of "Evilsent", and the sound of waves and swords at the beginning of the title track. If you enjoy old school thrash metal, this album is definitely worth a listen.
I'll try to be more prompt about this next year (and brush up a little more on me lingo!). In the meantime, I hope ye enjoy this, me hearties!